Henry W. Saad

Henry W. Saad, Of Counsel


  • Wayne State University Business School
  • Wayne State University School of Law: Magna cum laude (Juris Doctorate)

Retired Judge of Michigan Court of Appeals, Henry William Saad, joined Young & Associate’s professional legal team in 2018.  Saad is the former chief judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals and is Of Counsel to the firm.

Saad leverages his years of experience and legal counsel to the team that represents both plaintiffs and defendants in actions across the country, and executes day-to-day responsibilities for a variety of multi-million dollar cases focused on complex business litigation in areas ranging from automotive to antitrust to complex contract and intellectual property.

In a career that spans more than 40 years, Saad’s experience includes 20 years at the law firm of Dickinson Wright, where he served as partner and specialized in complex drug liability litigation, media, employment, and school law.  At the time, he taught evidence, ethics, and labor law at Wayne State University and the University of Detroit Jesuit School of Law.  In 1994, former Governor Engler appointed Saad to the Michigan Court of Appeals, a role he held for 23 years, including a term as chief judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals.  Saad was nominated for federal appointments by both President H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush.

Saad graduated with honors from Wayne State University Business School, and Wayne State University Law School, magna cum laude.  Over the years, he has devoted great effort to several charitable initiatives, including Detroit Public Television, Michigan Heart Association, McLaren Macomb Hospital and Brother Rice High School, where he served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees.  Saad retired from the bench in December 2017.  He and his wife Mara split their time between two residences in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Naples, Florida.

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